RNLI team rescues injured man after fall near Hinkley Point

PUBLISHED: 10:30 17 August 2017

Burnham's rescue team prepares to launch.

Burnham's rescue team prepares to launch.

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Burnham RNLI crews have rescued a man who suffered head injuries falling from a boat near Hinkley Point.

The volunteer term was paged by the coastguard at 5.17pm yesterday (Wednesday) to evacuate the injured man.

He had been working on a boat near to the nuclear station at Hinkley, but had fallen – hitting and injuring his head in the process, before landing in the sea.

The team successfully retrieved the injured man from the water, and carried him back to Burnham, where an ambulance crew was waiting.

Burnham helmsman Nick Edrich said: “The person was extremely relieved to receive lifeboat assistance.

“Given the height of the fall he was very lucky that the injury wasn’t as serious as first thought.

“He was also dressed in full safety equipment including a lifejacket which without doubt avoided what could have been a very different outcome.”

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